Hungary SIG #Hungary Re: Farkasne Turk #hungary


Vivian Kahn
 

No, this does not mean Farkas born Turk. The Hungarian language is a
Finno-Ugric language that has nothing whatsoever to do with French
and is not related to any central European languages. (It is,
however, related to Finnish and Turkish.) Turk Farkasne means Mrs.
Farkas Turk. Hungarians state surname first and then given name.
The suffix "ne" after a given name means Mrs. XX.

Vivian Kahn, Oakland, CA

Marian Brown <brownm@peoplepc.com> wrote:

Dear Language experts,

Is it possible that Farkasne Turk is a way of
stating that this female
is the wife of Farkas Turk? Or would Farkasne be a
given name in its
own right?

Thanks,

Marian Brown
Cincinnati, OH

Although Farkas is the accepted Hungarian form of the
name Wolfgang, it is a relatively common family name.
It actually means wolf.

As for the name you have there, the suffix -ne
indicates married name, being a derivative of the French
_ne'e_, meaning _born_. It is a Hungarian custom for
people to use both their married and maiden names the
way it appears in your post. So in your case Farkasne
Turk means: Farkas, born Turk... her given name should
follow after that.

Sarah Feuerstein
Toronto, Canada

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